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Call to change UKRI funding processes gains momentum

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Nearly 3,000 people sign open letter following concerns over grants awarded on Covid-19 and ethnicity

Calls are mounting for UK Research and Innovation to change the way it makes funding decisions following concerns over recent grants awarded for research on Covid-19 and ethnicity.

Nearly 3,000 people have signed an open letter to the funder after it emerged that none of the seven principal investigators on Covid-19 grants awarded for research on death rates among people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds were Black.

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